affiliated faculty

Please note that this list is updated as new faculty are affiliated and is more current than the General Catalog listing.


Julie Carlson is a scholar of British Romantic-era texts and culture and the author of In the Theatre of Romanticism: Coleridge, Nationalism, Women (1994), Domestic/Tragedy (a special issue of South Atlantic Quarterly, 1997), England's First Family of Writers: Mary Wollstonecraft, William Godwin, Mary Shelley (2007), and, with Elisabeth Weber, co-editor of Speaking about Torture (Fordham UP, 2012). She is a founding member of the concentration, Literature and the Mind, in the Department of English.

Religious Studies

Areas of research and teaching include religion and modern philosophy (especially German idealism, phenomenology, hermeneutics, and deconstruction); the history of Christian thought and culture (with special interest in the traditions of mystical and negative theology, as well as relations between theology and the emergence of modern science and politics); and religion, modernity, and post-modernity (with special interest in secularization, religion and politics, and the religious dimensions of technological culture). Main publications: The Indiscrete Image: Infinitude and Creation of the Human (2008);  Indiscretion: Finitude and the Naming of God (1999).

History of Art and Architecture

Swati Chattopadhyay is an architect and architectural historian specializing in modern architecture and urbanism, and the cultural landscape of British colonialism. She is interested in the ties between colonialism and modernism, and in the spatial aspects of race, gender, and ethnicity in modern cities that are capable of enriching post-colonial and critical theory.  She is the current editor of the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (JSAH).  She is the author of Representing Calcutta: Modernity, Nationalism, and the Colonial Uncanny (Routledge, 2005; paperback 2006), and Unlearning the City: Infrastructure in a New Optical Field (Minnesota, 2012). Her current work includes a new book project, "Nature's Infrastructure," dealing with the infrastructural transformation of the Gangetic Plains between the 17th and 19th centuries.

Global and International Studies

Professor Clitandre (Ph.D Berkeley)  was the  recipient of a University of California President's Postdoctoral  Fellowship. She works on the theoretical frameworks of the African Diaspora, migration and displacement as well as transnationalism, with a particular focus on Haiti and Haitian diasporic literature. Her teaching interests include diaspora studies, anticolonial literature, postcolonial Caribbean  Women's literature, and NGO and Humanitarian intervention in Haiti  post-earthquake. Professor Clitandre is also the founder of Haiti  Soleil, a nonprofit organization that focuses on engaging youth and  building community through the development of libraries in Haiti. Her book on the writings of Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat, the first sustained full-length interpretive literary analysis on the celebrated author, is forthcoming with The University of Virginia Press.


Prof. Cook's central interests include Eighteenth-century British and French literature and cultural studies. She is the author of Epistolary Bodies: Gender and Genre in the Eighteenth-Century Republic of Letters (1996); and of articles on early modern scientific and poetic conventions for representing the natural world. Her current research is on early modern writing about forests and trees and on the history of environmental ethics. She co-edited Invaluable Trees: the Cultures of Nature 1660-1830, with Laura Auricchio and Guilia Pacini (SVEC, 2012).